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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Dionysios, agoranomos (Berytos)
Mint
Berytos
Denomination
1/4 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
5.56 cm
Width
5.56 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
130.65 - - Auction CNG 2021 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Egg and dart pattern Relief
Lattice pattern Relief
Sign of Tanit Relief
Trident Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
Yes
Suspension hole
Yes
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction CNG 2021: Phoenicia, Berytos. PB Weight (55.62mm, 130.65 g). Dionysios, agoronomos. Dated SE 181 (132/1 BC). L A-ΠP/ Δ/ ΔION-YΣIOY/ AΓOP-ANO, trident / Hatched surface. CPAI –; cf. Rochnesard II, p. 62. Tan patina, a few minor edge bumps. VF.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Relief Authority, Date, Denomination, Unidentified
Fac simile

LΑ    ΠΡ
        {Sign of Tanit} or Δ (?)
ΔION  YΣIOY
AΓOP  ANO

Edition
(Ἔτους) α–πρ´ | δ´ (?) | Διον–υσίου | ἀγορ–ανό(μου).
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
March 24, 2021
circumstances
Antiquities trade.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK
Time frame
FROM -132 TO -131
Comments on Chronology
SE 181 = 132/131 BCE
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Antiquities Trade March 24, 2021 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction CNG 2021d None 265 None None
VARIA
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